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Opened 18 months ago

Closed 18 months ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#49847 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

COVID-19 Bottom Banner Cannot Uninstall. Possibly Malicious?

Reported by: cyberdefensecontractors Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.3.2
Component: General Keywords: has-screenshots
Focuses: privacy Cc:


Good morning.

Yesterday, I clicked on a link in my admin dashboard that stated it would install a COVID-19 notification banner on my website. I'm not sure how it got to my admin page and looking back have begun to believe that this may be malicious. I began to notice slow response on my site as it would wait for the banner to load. I then made efforts to remove the banner but it's not listed on the plugins page or anywhere else on the site. I don't see a viable way to remove this script or its code. Please advise.

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Change History (3)

#1 @carike
18 months ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hallo there :)

Core Trac is for reporting bugs in WordPress core.
Core is not generating a Covid banner.

Please post your question here so that the volunteer community can help you troubleshoot the issue:

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
18 months ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion reporter-feedback removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Severity changed from major to normal
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